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This report provides a snapshot of the U.S. Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:15 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing | Oval Office

1:25 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House

2:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the progress we are making building an economy from the bottom up and the middle out, and about his vision to grow the economy, lower costs, and reward work, not wealth – while reducing the deficit

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Standards and Major Progress for a Made-in-America National Network of Electric Vehicle Chargers
  • Fact Sheet:  The Congressional Republican Agenda to Increase the Debt by Over $3 Trillion

3:40 EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:15 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing | Oval Office

8:30 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart Washington, D.C., en route to Munich, Germany

*The U.S. President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

Recap of Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden at the National Association of Counties (NAC) Conference
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on January CPI Report
  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Members of his Economic Team
  • Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Modi of India
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Air India’s Historic Purchase of Boeing Aircraft
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Retirement of Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the Shooting at Michigan State University
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Five Years Since Parkland
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on 100th Judicial Confirmation
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, 2/14/2023
  • Fact Sheet:  New Data Show 8.2 Million Fewer Americans Struggling with Medical Debt Under the Biden-⁠Harris Administration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Opening Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the 9th Ukraine Defense Contact Group, Brussels, Belgium
  • Transcript:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Hold a Press Conference Following the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, Brussels, Belgium
  • Article:  Stoltenberg Explains Why Support to Ukraine Still Matters
  • Article:  Austin | Contact Group Continues Stand with Ukrainian People
  • Readout of the New Round of U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council Working Groups on Integrated Air and Missile Defense and Maritime Security
  • Press Release:  Flag Officer Announcement
  • Article:  Running, Climbing and Hanging On | Marine Corps Recruits Tackle Confidence Course
  • Contracts for February 14, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, February 15, 2023


  • February 14:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Republic of Korea First Vice Minister Cho
  • February 14:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Japanese Vice Minister Mori
  • February 14:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with “National Unity Government” (NUG) Representative Zin Mar Aung (Burma)

Western Hemisphere

  • February 14:  Fact Sheet | U.S.-Caribbean Engagement

Middle East

  • February 14:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with UN Secretary-General Guterres (Syria/Earthquake)
  • February 14:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed
  • February 14:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Before Their Meeting

Europe, Ukraine, Russia

  • February 14:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with European External Action Service Secretary General Sannino
  • February 14:  Statement | Evidence of Russia’s War Crimes and Other Atrocities in Ukraine: Recent Reporting on Child Relocations
  • February 14:  Statement | Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the Israeli Settlement Announcement


  • February 14:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Pandor
  • February 14:  Advisory | High-level U.S. Government Delegation Travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


  • February 14:  Statement | U.S. Department of State Announces Top Producing U.S. Colleges and Universities of Fulbright Students and Scholars  

Department Press Briefing

  • February 14:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein

U.S. Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Sea Level Rise
  • Remarks at the UN Security Council Stakeout on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria and the Threat of Sea Level Rise

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo Convenes Roundtable Discussion on How IRS Modernization Will Improve Service for Small Businesses
  • Fact Sheet:  State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Helping Communities Recover from the Pandemic
  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at National Association of Counties 2023 Legislative Conference

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Proposes Revision to Privacy Act Rule
  • Press Release:  Cicely LaMothe Named Deputy Director, Disclosure Operations, for the Division of Corporation Finance
  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Former CEO of Slync in $67 Million Offering Fraud

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Announces Over $200 Million in Investments in State Crisis Intervention
  • Speech:  Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the Office on Violence Against Women’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Event
  • Speech:  Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew G. Olsen Delivers Remarks on Haitian President Assassination Prosecution
  • Press Release:  Four Florida Men Arrested in Plot to Kill Haitian President, Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against 11
  • Press Release:  Insulation Contracting Firm Co-Owner Sentenced to Fifteen Months in Prison and Ordered to Pay more than $1 Million to Victims of Bid Rigging and Fraud
  • Press Release:  Michigan Property Manager Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering and Obstructing the IRS
  • Press Release:  West Palm Beach Healthcare Operator Charged in Employment Tax Scheme
  • Press Release:  Michigan Insurance Salesman Convicted of Filing False Tax Returns and Making False Statements in Bankruptcy
  • Press Release:  Former Memphis, Tennessee, Police Officer Pleads Guilty to a Civil Rights Violation for Assaulting a Man in his Custody
  • Press Release:  Minnesota Department of Corrections Agrees to End Discrimination Against People with Disabilities in its GED Education Program

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Note:  Secretary Mayorkas will travel to Poland and Germany from February 15-18.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
  • Statement from Ambassador Sarah Bianchi on Air India’s Purchase of Boeing Aircraft

Department of Commerce

  • Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Air India’s Purchase of Boeing Aircraft

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Statement of FTC Chair Lina M. Khan, Commissioner Rebecca K. Slaughter, and Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya on the Resignation of Commissioner Christine Wilson
  • Press Release:  FTC Releases Final Agenda for Feb. 16 Public Forum on Its Proposed Rule to Ban Noncompete Restrictions

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Upholds Expiration of South Lake Tahoe Stations
  • Press Release:  Deletion of Item from February 16, 2023, Open Meeting

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Finds One-Third Decline in Collections Items on Consumer Credit Reports

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Marks One Year as Head of Agency

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Former Vice President Al Gore Announced as Opening Keynote Speaker at AIM for Climate Summit

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release:  FERC issues Agenda for the Roundtable on Environmental Justice and Equity in Infrastructure Permitting (English/Español)
  • Press Release:  FERC issues Agenda for WorkshOPP on “Tips for Powerful Comments” (English/Español)

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  In Australia, Secretary Haaland Delivers Remarks Highlighting Importance of Indigenous-Led Conservation and International Partnerships
  • Press Release:  Interior Department Applauds Proposed Delisting of the Wood Stork

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Announces Initial Program Design of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces Labor Appeals Boards’ updates
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces plan to withdraw proposal to reconsider, revoke Arizona State OSHA Plan’s final approval
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $2.5M grant to promote human, labor rights in the international cut flower supply chains
  • Press Release:  Lancaster meat processing plant endangered minors by allowing them to perform hazardous tasks, work more than the law permits
  • Press Release:  Ohio restaurant owner forced servers to return wages, keep only tips plus $10 per week, U.S. Department of Labor investigation finds
  • Press Release:  Marble Slab Creamery franchisee in Panama City Beach kept workers’ tips illegally, investigation recovers $169K in back wages, damages for 144 workers
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor sues Michigan healthcare facility over alleged retaliation against workers amid wage investigation

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Secretary Responds to the President’s Executive Order on Drug Prices

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Seeks Input to Enhance Financing for Homes in Need of Rehabilitation

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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